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Skin Rejuvenation Explained: What Is a Hydrafacial Treatment

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Many skincare products claim they can rejuvenate your face, offering everything from moisturizing benefits to anti-aging effects. However, not all deliver the results you might expect since many are not specific to individual skin types and fail to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Over-the-counter options often lack the capability to address specific skincare needs, which is why we love to use Hydrafacials.

At Sports MedSpa in San Diego, CA, we provide Hydrafacial treatments that involve deep cleansing and exfoliation using serums that are right for your skin. As an “Athletic and Aesthetic” practice, our goal is to enhance your skincare routine to help you achieve that desired glow with every treatment.

What Is a Hydrafacial?

A Hydrafacial is a facial treatment that uses a special device to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate. This non-invasive treatment clears out pores and delivers various nourishing serums that are customized to specific skin concerns. The result is a clearer, more hydrated, and vibrant complexion without discomfort or downtime.

The Science Behind Hydrafacials

Hydrafacials are grounded in the principle of restoring skin health by focusing on the deeper layers of the skin, which most over-the-counter products cannot reach. This skin rejuvenation treatment employs a patented technology known as Vortex-Fusion to deliver moisturizing serums deep into the skin. The treatment’s effectiveness is enhanced by its ability to tailor the serums to the specific hydration needs and protective measures your skin requires.

Steps of a Hydrafacial Treatment

  • Cleansing: The first step in a Hydrafacial is cleansing of the skin. During this stage, dirt and oil are removed to create a clean base for the following treatment stages.
  • Gentle Acid Peel: A mild blend of acids is applied as the next part of this brightening facial. This step gently removes dead skin cells and other deeper-seated debris and softens the skin without the harshness often associated with traditional peels.
  • Extractions: Using vortex suction technology, this step effectively removes impurities from the pores. This stage of your facial rejuvenation clears the skin, reduces acne breakouts, and prepares the skin for the hydration of the next step.
  • Hydration: The Hydrafacial intensifies its focus on hydration, infusing the skin with antioxidant-rich serums and hydrators. This step replenishes moisture and provides lasting hydration.
  • Protection: The final skin rejuvenation step involves bolstering the skin’s natural barrier with peptides and other protective agents. This phase defends against environmental pollutants and other aggressors. 

Hydrafacial’s Unique Technology and Products

Vortex-Fusion Delivery System

The Hydrafacial treatment employs the Vortex-Fusion delivery system to apply therapeutic ingredients more effectively. This technology enhances the absorption of the serums, ensuring they are distributed evenly and that they penetrate deeply into the skin.

HydroPeel® Tips

These unique tips are used during the non-invasive facial to exfoliate the skin gently while simultaneously delivering hydrating solutions. A range of different options helps provide a consistent, irritation-free treatment experience across different skin types.

Activ-4™ Cleanser

The Activ-4™ Cleanser, a vital component of the Hydrafacial cleansing process, starts the treatment by removing impurities and preparing the skin. It uses lactic acid and glucosamine to cleanse and soothe the skin, setting the stage for further rejuvenation.

GlySal™ Peel

This skin rejuvenation treatment combines the benefits of glycolic and salicylic acids to perform a mild peel, which helps to loosen dirt and debris from pores without the downtime typically associated with chemical peels. The GlySal™ formula is designed to refine the complexion with minimal irritation.


Used especially for oily or acne-prone skin, Beta-HD™ is a serum applied during the Hydrafacial that helps to clear out impurities effectively. It also hydrates the skin, using salicylic acid to manage acne without stripping the skin of its natural oils.


Containing a rich blend of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, Antiox-6™ concludes the Hydrafacial by fortifying the skin’s surface. It supports hydration and helps to shield the skin from environmental factors and free radicals to promote a healthier and more resilient complexion.

Customizing Your Hydrafacial Treatment With Boosters

  • Acne-Prone Skin: For those experiencing frequent breakouts, specific boosters in the Hydrafacial treatment target and mitigate acne. These boosters help to reduce inflammation and clear clogged pores effectively, integrating salicylic acid and other clarifying agents that are gentle on the skin while proactive against acne.
  • Aging Skin: To address signs of aging, Hydrafacial benefits include boosters that focus on enhancing skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles. These formulations are rich in ingredients that help to firm the skin and smooth fine lines.
  • Sensitive Skin: Individuals with sensitive skin can benefit from customized boosters designed to soothe and reduce redness during the facial rejuvenation process. These boosters are formulated with nurturing ingredients that enhance the skin’s natural barrier and provide relief and protection without causing any more irritation.
  • Hyperpigmented Skin: Boosters for hyperpigmented skin combine the effects of exfoliation plus brightening facial ingredients to even out skin tone and reduce dark spots. These boosters use ingredients like vitamin C and bearberry extract, which are known for their lightening properties and ability to deliver a more balanced complexion.

Give Your Skin Everything It Wants With the Hydrafacial

The Hydrafacial offers a versatile and effective solution for various skin concerns, enhancing both skin health and appearance with every session. It is a treatment that can be used regularly to give your skin an extra boost. At Sports MedSpa, located in San Diego, CA, we customize each treatment to meet the unique needs of your skin, using innovative technologies and products. To learn more about how this treatment can benefit you, please contact us through our online form or call us at (619) 630-9227.


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